Wellbeing

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Stop the deregulation of health and safety, experts urge

More than 700 organisations have now signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for her to end the...

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Senior leaders score badly in people management

22 Jun 2017

UK employees give their senior leadership low marks on key aspects of people management, such as developing future leaders, gaining...

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The heat is on: six summer employment issues

19 Jun 2017

With temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer...

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Payment for leave not taken carries over, says ECJ legal advice

9 Jun 2017

If an employer does not provide a worker with paid leave, that worker’s right to it carries over until they...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2017: Some other substantial reason

5 Jun 2017

Perhaps the general election means that the collective HR consciousness has its mind elsewhere, or maybe it’s the effect of...

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How coaching staff can help them deal with change and stress

2 Jun 2017

Coaching employees experiencing mental health problems at work can not only prevent and manage stress, but help people flourish, says...

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Evolution of an occupational health physiotherapy service

1 Jun 2017

Connect Health’s physiotherapy service model recognises that treatment is only one part of managing musculoskeletal risk.
Occupational health physiotherapy service...

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Making the occupational health business case: lessons from the US

31 May 2017

Scientific evidence and the occupational health business case were key topics at the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine...

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Firefighters exposed to extreme heat risk heart attack

30 May 2017

Firefighters exposed to extreme heat are at increased risk of blood clotting and heart attack, research has suggested. 
The study...

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E-cigarettes in the workplace: an employer’s guide to vaping

30 May 2017

In July 2007, England introduced its smoking ban, following the rest of the UK in banning the use of cigarettes...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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How would scrapping the 12-month mental health requirement affect employers?

15 May 2017

Proposed changes by the Conservatives could see people with shorter-term mental health issues protected by disability discrimination laws. Yvonne Gallagher...

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Legal and practical tips for employers on homeworking

10 May 2017

This month on 19 May it is “National work from home day”. So what should employers be aware of if...

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Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

5 May 2017

Big claims are made for the return on investment of employee wellbeing programmes, but how reliable is the evidence? Dr...

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Sickness absence drops to all-time low

4 May 2017

Workplace sickness absence is at an all-time low, the Government’s official statistics body said in March.
An estimated 137 million...

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